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Shepparton early childhood and parenting services
Page 2750
09 August 2018
ASSEMBLY Questions without notice and ministers statements SUZANNA SHEED

Ms SHEED (Shepparton) (11:33:45) — My question is for the Minister for Health. Minister, a KPMG report on the establishment of a mother-baby unit in the Shepparton district was commissioned and made available to your department many months ago. Could you please advise what has happened to this report and its recommendations? There has been strong advocacy in my community for more than 20 years for the establishment of a mother-baby unit in our district. So much work has been done to progress it with visits to Tweddle Child and Family Health Service and the unit in Ballarat. The evidence is strong in our region that access to this parenting service is needed and that interventions are taking much too long. Given that a report has been completed, I believe people in the Shepparton district deserve to know what is happening.